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Death of Fairfax sisters found along New York's Hudson River remains a mystery

Tom Jackman Reporter Covering Criminal Justice Local and National 28 October at 16:48 Officials in New York did not give…

Officials in New York did not give birth to Sunday for two young women from Fairfax County whose bodies were found along the Hudson River on Wednesday , and the police said it had not been determined whether they were victims of foul play.

New York police said Rotana Farea, 22, and her 16-year-old sister Tala Farea, were discovered Wednesday afternoon near 68th Street and Riverside Drive on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The police said the two had been channeled around their waist and feet. Their bodies were identified Friday.

Tal Farea was listed as failed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children from Aug. 24, and “may be with her sister,” said the center. Rotana Farea apparently lived in Skyline Towers in Baileys Crossroads and in the Fairfax Corner area in the county, according to data. No family members or friends could be placed on Sunday.

The police told the New York Post that they believed that women had entered the river from the George Washington Bridge and then moved more than 100 blocks south to just below Riverside Park, which stretches for 50 blocks along the west side of Manhattan. New York police chief of detective Dermot Shea told the post “they were not in the water for so long”.

A spokesman from the New York police said Sunday that the police were waiting for the results of autopsies on the sisters before deciding if the case was a drop. A spokesman for the chief medical examiner did not return messages Sunday for information.

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